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by Alma Matters

Cuban/Brazilian/Hip-Hop Jazz with socially conscious lyrics and a Spiritual message of uplift.
Genre: World: African
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This song started out as an instrumental composition by the Cuban drummer/composer/bandleader Dafnis Prieto. Peter Apfelbaum (a founding member of Alma Matters) who is in Dafnis' band, made a piano arrangement that rapper Chris Burger added lyrics and wrote the hook for. Then Peter wrote the arrangement for the full band and we went into Berkeley's famed Fantasy studios and made this version. It's a Cuban version of the Brazilian Baiao rhythm played through the lens of an American Jazz artist and reinterpreted by a hip hop rap artist. The lyrics are somewhat of a mission statement for our group. We hope you like it !!!

The personnel are:

Peter Apfelbaum - piano, saxophone, cowbell, arrangement
Chris Burger - rap
Erik Jekabson - trumpet
Jeff Cressman - trombone
Natalie Cressman - trombone, vocals
Sandy Cressman - vocals
Will Bernard - guitar
Keith McArthur - bass
Josh Jones - percussion, drums
Jeff Weinmann - drums

recorded at Fantasy Studios, Adam Muñoz - engineer
mixed by Jeff Cressman @ Cressman studios
produced by Jeff Weinmann



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